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Date: 11/20/22 15:19
UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: RailRat

Pages 1,2 and 3 of 4 pages:
I'm not sure of order of dates on some of the service reports after Overhaul notes?

For those who are curious, and for those who have been asking lately here on TO about condition of 6936.

I hope some of you out there who know how to read the codes can help decipher some of this?

Thank you ahead of time

I've always loved this Big Jack, and used to chase/video whenever possible back in the 90's
Many videos I have posted here on TO, just search "RailRat" "6936" in the Audio/Video sharing section.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



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Date: 11/20/22 15:21
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: RailRat

And last page, with a printed note I personally added.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA




Date: 11/20/22 15:32
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: callum_out

They damn near rebuilt the locomotive after the June stored unserviceable event in 1994.

Out 



Date: 11/20/22 15:49
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: RailRat

callum_out Wrote:
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> They damn near rebuilt the locomotive after the
> June stored unserviceable event in 1994.
>
> Out 

So that's what the "SU" code means, thank you CO!

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 11/20/22 16:05
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: RailRat

I have videos of 6936 on freight and excursion service after 1994 rebuild, So my question is how long was 6936 used after that, and when was 6936 eventually "put to rest" in Cheyenne?
I wasn't really following after the 90's, except a chance meeting with 6936 pulling a special at Tehachapi about October 2000 or thereabouts.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4675690,4675691#4675691

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



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Date: 11/20/22 16:41
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: HotWater

Wes,

Please note the title of this thread, i.e. 6936, which is the last functional EMD DDA40X diesel electric locomotive in the world. Nothing to do with Challenger 3985.



Date: 11/20/22 16:41
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: RailRat

I put this subject on Steam/Excursion category about 6936 to help some who have been wondering about its condition after all the UP hospital train postings in this category.

And sometimes or all the time, for some reason, I get 6936 and 3985 mixed up, and I have to double check any post or video title I created to make damn sure I didn't accidentally title it 6936 when it's about 3985, and vice-versa!

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



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Date: 11/20/22 16:48
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: wcamp1472

Deleted..

Sorry  about all,that..

Wes

 



Date: 11/20/22 17:26
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: x6924w

I think the 1994 event was the crossing AX with a dump truck that killed a rider on the 6936. Anything that shows "mod" are modifications that are scheduled. LU are for lubrication events. AD is accident damage and it also shows a class overhaul at the same time. EW is engine wash and LT is load test. And RF is road failure. That's all I can remember for now. 6936 was used fairly often until Bill Wimmer retired in 2008 ish. Not sure about after that other than as a shop switcher at Cheyenne. Sure hope she gets appreciated more where she is going.  



Date: 11/20/22 18:24
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: bankshotone

I was personally attended the walk amongst the giants event today and asked the pointed question.... "what is wrong with it and how long will it take to get on the road?" The response was pretty simple. "There is nothing mechanically wrong, it just needs a little electrical work"



Date: 11/20/22 19:16
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: callum_out

Yes on the dump truck accident, note the amount of sheet metal wortk done, but also post that note the prime
mover work done. It certainly didn't seem to indicate the unit wouldn't be used. I believe there were three trips
to North Platte before Ed set the unit out to rot for various ailments and I think all were addressed.

Out 



Date: 11/20/22 20:39
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: gobbl3gook

I recall the details of the 1994 crash/tragedy were discussed on the internet.  Maybe by John Bromley?  Maybe on misc.transport.rail.Americas Usenet group? 

A quick search turned up this repost of a Steve Lee post discussion the https://groups.google.com/g/misc.transport.rail.americas/c/YLlvI1UFwhc/m/q23hPXbG0fYJ

There may be more info somewhere in the Google archives of the Usenet groups from that era.  

Ted in OR



Date: 11/20/22 20:49
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: dan

The only crash I knew about was the crash the killed someone was in the early 2000 in Louisiana  , with a sugar cane truck killed a manager in the middle seat

in 2013 6936  failed on the sunday trip after CFD was touch and go after this time frame?



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Date: 11/20/22 20:55
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: Spoony81

bankshotone Wrote:
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> I was personally attended the walk amongst the
> giants event today and asked the pointed
> question.... "what is wrong with it and how long
> will it take to get on the road?" The response was
> pretty simple. "There is nothing mechanically
> wrong, it just needs a little electrical work"


I have a feeling we’re not going to hear a great deal about the current conditions of 6936 or 3985. Wouldn’t shock me if that was also in the donation agreement. That way it won’t make a certain manager look bad…

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/20/22 21:02
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: dan

the 6936 had many problems the last  few years,with a governor, engine not running, both engines not running, ground fault relay  we talked about it here i can't remember, ED may have said he thought it was maybe due for an overhaul, after it's Bill Wimmerer career

here it is 2015 it ran for a few years more on CFD runs 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWJapGTcDxk&t=1306s   2013 run
 



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Date: 11/21/22 06:31
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: dan

it also ran in 2013 on the CFD with 844,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmZKLwW3Dk        2 min segment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWJapGTcDxk&t=1306s               or the whole 27 min run from Nunn to Greely 2013 run

2014 it did CFD  with 2 e units https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mJCQlG6BfI&t=136s    in 2014 the 6936 may have had low oil pressure in one engine

in 2014 it was taken to north Platte  in freight, was online, then off---And it was still under power from Armourdale all the way down the Ft. Scott until they got stopped just north of CP Charlie in Lenexa. Sadly that's when they realized that something was amiss and put it back in isolation and DIC like it should have been.

Gotta love all the rumors on where its headed and why. First NLR, now Ft Worth for a FRA inspection when it passed through North Platte. And even if it was going west to pull 4014, why wouldn't have been sent west, where it could have been inspected out there just the same. Will be interesting to find out the truth.



Date: 11/21/22 07:13
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: RailRat

Thanks all for the detailed history of 6936

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 11/23/22 20:11
Re: UP 6936 Overhaul Printout 1994: Easier to Read
Author: atsf121

I remember seeing it at Railfair '99, it is a beast of a locomotive.  My Dad always liked those units, we talked about getting one when I was a kid but my 4x8 HO layout was too small at the time.  

Nathan



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